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David Wetzel

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David Wetzel is a journalist of nearly 20 years. He has garnered awards for sports, feature and business writing in addition to multiple headline-writing awards in South Carolina. Wetzel first ventured into newspapers when he was 19 years old and has served in roles as copy editor, desk chief, sports editor and night editor. His most recent role locally was as a breaking news editor. David is a huge Oklahoma City Thunder fan and NBA 2K enthusiast.

More From David

  • loudermillk
    POLITICS

    Jan. 6 Committee Says Republican Rep Led Tour Through Capitol Day Before Insurrection Riot

    The Jan. 6 Select Committee sent a letter to Rep. Barry Loudermilk, saying he led a tour through the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 5. Members want to speak with him.
    By David Wetzel
  • White House
    POLITICS

    'Wildly Out Of Context': Former White House Disinformation Board Head Denies Bias: Report

    Former Biden Administration disinformation board head Nina Jankowicz denied claims that she practiced biased in the role on the board, which is now paused.
    By David Wetzel
  • Cullors
    Celebrity

    Former Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Admits Mistakes Were Made With 'White Guilt Money'

    Black Lives Matter former co-founder Patrisse Cullors admitted that mistakes were made with "white guilt money" while she was at the organization.
    By David Wetzel
  • Flavor Flav
    Celebrity

    You Are The Father! Paternity Test Reveals Flavor Flav Has Eighth Child

    Former Public Enemy member and reality TV star Flavor Flav found out he is the father of a 3-year-old whom he previously didn't know was his.
    By David Wetzel
  • file
    TRUE CRIME

    Iowa Woman Accused Of Using Child To Buy Drugs Arrested: Report

    A woman who police say used a child to buy drugs on Christmas Even 2021 has been arrested. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges of using a minor.
    By David Wetzel
  • hazeljason
    Celebrity

    Jason Sudeikis, Keeley Hazell Split, Hectic Work Schedules Foiled Romance Attempts

    Movie star Jason Sudeikis' romance with model Keeley Hazell is over, according to a report. The two split up because of hectic work schedules
    By David Wetzel
  • Taylor Hawkins
    Celebrity

    Pearl Jam Drummer Claims His Taylor Hawkins Death 'Quotes Were Taken Out Of Context'

    Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron said he regrets an interview with Rolling Stone in which he detailed late Foo Fighters member Taylor Hawkins' mental struggles.
    By David Wetzel
  • Nick Cannon
    Celebrity

    Nick Cannon Confirms Vasectomy Consultation With Eighth Kid On The Way: Report

    Rapper, actor and TV personality Nick Cannon confirmed that he had vasectomy consultation as his eighth kid is on the way. He might be done having children.
    By David Wetzel
  • celebs
    OMG!

    Aw, Crap! It's Not Just Amber Heard. These Celebrities Have Had 'Bathroom' Mishaps.

    Poop has made its way to the center of the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial. It's not the first time poo has been at the center of celebrity stories.
    By David Wetzel
  • Cullors
    POLITICS

    Black Lives Matter Spent Millions Of Dollars On Questionable Purchases, Tax Filings Show

    A tax filing by charity Black Lives Matters includes some very high payouts to members of co-founder Patrisse Cullors' family and other closely related people.
    By David Wetzel
  • Phil1
    GOSSIP

    Phil Mickelson Put Gambling Ahead of Golf Numerous Times On PGA Tour: Report

    PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson gambled while on the course many times during his career, according to a new book. He gambled on golf, football and more.
    By David Wetzel
  • Trump1
    POLITICS

    Trump Will NOT Be Called To Testify Before Jan. 6 Congressional Panel, Chair Claims

    House Jan. 6 Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson said former President Donald Trump will not be summoned to testify before the committee on the insurrection.
    By David Wetzel
  • brown
    TRUE CRIME

    Alabama Woman Who Held Party Where Underage Drinking And Shots Were Fired Facing 57 Charges

    A woman who police say held a party for minors that led to underage drinking and shots fired has been arrested and is facing 57 charges in connection.
    By David Wetzel
  • Shkreli1
    NEWS

    Former Bloomberg Reporter Who Left Job, Husband For Martin Shkreli Says She Has No Regrets: Report

    Former Bloomberg reporter who quit her job and divorced her husband for "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli says she has no regrets about her choices.
    By David Wetzel
  • cevey
    Celebrity

    Phil Collins' Ex-Wife Accused Of Abusing Son, Second Husband Asks For Full Custody Of 10-Year-Old

    Singer Phil Collins' ex-wife, Orianne Cevey, is accused of abusing her son in court papers filed by another of her exes. She accused of "battering" the kid.
    By David Wetzel
  • deputy
    TRUE CRIME

    Deputy Who Police Say Tortured And Killed Adopted Service Dog Arrested

    A Michigan sheriff's deputy who police say tortured and killed an adopted service dog has been arrested on a felony charged, according to police.
    By David Wetzel
  • enamorado
    TRUE CRIME

    Ohio Man Arrested After 5-Year-Old Son Accidentally Shot Himself: Report

    An Ohio man has been arrested after police say his son accidentally shot himself after finding a gun. The father is charged with child endangerment.
    By David Wetzel
  • do not cross
    TRUE CRIME

    Internet Sleuths May Have Helped Track Down Lily Peters' Killer

    Internet sleuths may have played a role in bringing the 14-year-old boy who allegedly killed 10-year-old Lily Peters to justice. A Reddit post started a buzz.
    By David Wetzel
  • arrests
    TRUE CRIME

    Third Person In Louisiana Family Arrested On Child Porn Charges

    A third man has been arrested on child porn charges in Louisiana. Previously, his father and twin brother were arrested and charged with having juvenile porn.
    By David Wetzel
  • Embedded Image
    TRUE CRIME

    Two Men Police Say Killed 80-Year-Old During Robbery Were Arrested In LA: Cops

    Two men have been arrested in connection to an 80-year-old man's death in a robbery. Hundreds of marijuana plants were found at one suspect's home.
    By David Wetzel
  • jeffs
    TRUE CRIME

    'They Weren't Much Older Than Me': Warren Jeffs' Son Details Father's Marriages, Cult Conditions

    Wendell Jeffson, one of cult founder Warren Jeffs' sons, detailed his father's marriages and cult conditions growing up in new interviews with outlets.
    By David Wetzel
  • jail
    TRUE CRIME

    Oregon Man Allegedly Phoned 911 About 500 Times In Two Days, Law Finally Showed Up

    A man who police say called authorities approximately 500 times in the course of two days was arrested and charged with misuse of 911 and contempt of court.
    By David Wetzel
  • magruder
    TRUE CRIME

    Colorado Teacher Caught With Child Pornography Arrested: Police

    A Colorado high school teacher who police say was in possession of child pornography has been arrested. He is a teacher at Greeley Central High School.
    By David Wetzel
  • francisco
    REALITY TV

    '90 Day Fiancé' Star Anny Francisco Shares Final Photos Of Her Late Baby

    A star on "90 Day Fiancé," Anny Francisco shared the final photos of her baby before it died after surgery. The baby is shown in a hospital bed.
    By David Wetzel
  • rodgers
    Celebrity

    Shailene Woodley & Fiancé Aaron Rodgers Are Done For Good After Failed Attempt To Reconcile

    Actress Shailene Woodley told E! News that she and NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers are not together despite rumors that they were trying to resume dating.
    By David Wetzel
  • palm beach
    TRUE CRIME

    Man Accused Of Imprisoning Father In Feces-Filled Room

    A Florida man who is accused of locking his father in a room filled with trash, feces and cockroaches has been arrested and charged with neglect.
    By David Wetzel
  • pulido
    TRUE CRIME

    Florida Teacher Accused Of Putting Camera In Elementary School Restroom

    A Florida teacher accused of putting a camera in the elementary school's bathroom was arrested. He is charged with video voyeurism and crimes against a minor .
    By David Wetzel
  • smith
    GOSSIP

    Despite 'Spiritual Tour,' Will Smith Refuses To Call Chris Rock To Apologize For Oscars Slap

    Actor Will Smith has yet to personally apologize to Chris Rock for slapping him at the Academy Awards despite the fact he's on a "spiritual tour" in India.
    By David Wetzel
  • jessica
    Celebrity

    Fast Food Faux Pas! Jessica Simpson Says Her Credit Card Was Declined At Taco Bell

    Singer Jessica Simpson told the hosts of "The Real" that her credit card was recently declined at Taco Bell. She said she went ahead and paid in cash.
    By David Wetzel
  • nickiminaj
    Celebrity

    Nicki Minaj Shoots Down Accusations She Was High While Making Chicken: 'I'm Happy When I'm Sober'

    Rapper Nicki Minaj responded to Twitter followers who were wondering if she was high in an odd video by saying she's happy when she's sober.
    By David Wetzel
  • hernan
    GOSSIP

    'Selling Sunset' Star Emma Hernan Says Ben Affleck Courted Her Before Getting Back With J-Lo

    "Selling Sunset" star Emma Hernan says actor Ben Affleck courted her before he began his second relationship with actress and singer Jennifer Lopez.
    By David Wetzel
  • henderson
    NEWS

    Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Security Guard In Atlanta Arrested

    A man accused of fatally shooting an Atlanta security guard during a robbery has been arrested. Stanely Henderson is charged in Anthony Frazier's death.
    By David Wetzel
  • ansari
    GOSSIP

    Aziz Ansari Film 'Being Mortal' Halted Under Unknown Circumstances

    Production of Aziz Ansari film "Being Mortal" has been suspended because of unknown circumstances. The movie also stars Bill Murray and Seth Rogen.
    By David Wetzel
  • cage
    Celebrity

    Nicolas Cage Talks Sin City, Real-Life & Gambling Wins In First Late-Night Interview In 14 Years

    Actor Nicolas Cage made his first late-night talk show appearance in 17 years Wednesday, appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to talk a variety of topics.
    By David Wetzel
  • alaska
    TRUE CRIME

    Alaska Man Suspected Of Double Murder Arrested In New York

    An Alaska man suspected of a double murder, including the slaying of his daughter, was arrested in New York. His daughter told police he raped her.
    By David Wetzel
  • wedding
    TRUE CRIME

    Florida Bride, Caterer Who Allegedly Laced Wedding Food With Marijuana Arrested: Report

    A Florida bride and the wedding's caterer are charged with lacing wedding food with marijuana. Several people at the wedding reported feeling sick.
    By David Wetzel
  • gill
    TRUE CRIME

    Convenience Store Clerk Who Police Say Struck Man With Bat Over Gambling Winnings Dispute Arrested

    A convenience store clerk who is accused of striking a man over the head with a baseball bat over a gambling winnings dispute has been arrested.
    By David Wetzel
  • asap
    TRUE CRIME

    Shooting Probe: Police Forced To Use Battering Ram At A$AP Rocky's L.A. Mansion

    The Los Angeles Police Department left with a box after entering A$AP Rocky's home, TMZ reports, as they investigate a shooting allegedly involving the rapper.
    By David Wetzel
  • couple
    GOSSIP

    Are Harry Styles And Olivia Wilde Engaged? Here's Why Fans Believe So

    Rumors of an engagement between singer Harry Styles and actress Olivia Wilde have been swirling since an Instagram gossip handle said it is true.
    By David Wetzel
  • riverside
    TRUE CRIME

    A California Baseball Coach Sexually Abused Children For Several Years, Police Say. Now, He's Facing Charges.

    A California little league baseball coach who is accused of sexually abusing two children for several years has been arrested. He is facing several charges.
    By David Wetzel
  • Embedded Image
    TRUE CRIME

    Group Of Kids Violently Attacked Woman In Troubled Boston Area, Now Face Charges

    A group of minors who attacked a woman in a troubled downtown Boston area are facing charges. It's the latest incident in Boston's Downtown Crossing.
    By David Wetzel
  • west
    NEWS

    'A Pulpy Soap Opera': Jerry West And Co. Blast 'Winning Time' Over NBA Legend's Portrayal

    NBA legend and Los Angeles Lakers great Jerry West says his portrayal in HBO's "Winning Time" is false and he is demanding a legal retraction.
    By David Wetzel
  • jameson
    Celebrity

    'Making Strides': Jenna Jameson Posts Update On Mystery Illness On Instagram

    Adult film actress Jenna Jameson posted an update on her mystery illness on Instagram this week. She said she is still using a walk but is "making strides."
    By David Wetzel
  • missing
    TRUE CRIME

    California Girl Went Missing Last Summer, Found Months Later Riding In A Car With Her Stepfather

    A 14-year-old girl who was reported missing in California last summer was located in Nevada and her stepfather has been arrested in connection to the case.
    By David Wetzel
  • gray
    TRUE CRIME

    Man Walks Into School & Randomly Stabs Teenage Student To Death: Cops

    A 52-year-old man who police say fatally stabbed a 15-year-old high school girl was arrested Monday. Police call the incident a "random act."
    By David Wetzel
  • tippercanoe
    TRUE CRIME

    Indiana Man Touched Woman In The Groin Area During A Massage, Cops Say

    A Indiana man who police say touched a woman in the groin area during a massage has been arrested. The woman says he held her in place when she tried to leave.
    By David Wetzel
  • cent
    Celebrity

    'New Power Couple Alert': 50 Cent Claps Back At Benzino In Instagram Post

    That led to diss tracks, such as Pull Your Skirt Up, by Benzino. Eminem retaliated with tracks The Sauce and Nail in the Coffin. 50 Cent has continued to trash talk Benzino.
    By David Wetzel
  • cent
    GOSSIP

    'He Has No Morals!' Benzino Goes On Profanity-Laced Rant After 50 Cent Reignites Beef

    Formerly owner of The Source hip hop magazine, Benzino went on a rant during an interview after a decades-old beef between him and 50 Cent reignited.
    By David Wetzel
  • haack
    GOSSIP

    Christina Haack's Third Husband Defends Her Over Multiple Marriages After Secret Wedding

    Realtor Joshua Hall went to social media to defend his new wife, Christina Haack, over her multiple marriages. Haack stars on shows on HGTV.
    By David Wetzel
  • patrick
    TRUE CRIME

    Arizona Man Put Nearly 200 Animals In Freezer, Some That Were Still Alive

    An Arizona man who put nearly 200 animals in a freezer, some that were still alive, is facing 94 counts of animal cruelty, according to police.
    By David Wetzel
  • miley
    GOSSIP

    Miley Cyrus Spotted Making Out With Drummer Maxx Morando Confirming Months Of Dating Rumors

    Miley Cyrus and Maxx Morando of the band Liily were seen kissing in West Hollywood, confirming a long-rumored relationship between the musicians.
    By David Wetzel
  • nc
    TRUE CRIME

    North Carolina Man Whose Abuse Led To A Child's Death Arrested, Charged With First-Degree Murder

    A North Carolina man who was in the process of adopting a 6-week-old has been charged with first-degree murder after the infant died from cardiac arrest.
    By David Wetzel
  • couple
    GOSSIP

    Meet Wave! Cardi B & Offset Show Son's Face, Reveal Name For First Time 7 Months After His Birth

    Rappers Cardi B and Offset of Migos shared photos and the name of their baby boy, Wave Set Cephus, on Instagram for the first time ever this week.
    By David Wetzel
  • cuoco
    GOSSIP

    Kaley Cuoco Says She Will Never Marry Again Following Second Divorce

    After two marriages that didn't work out, actress Kaley Cuoco, known for "The Big Bang Theory," told Glamour magazine that she will never marry again.
    By David Wetzel
  • pivarnick
    Celebrity

    'Jersey Shore' Star Angelina Pivarnick Hospitalized, 'Not Doing Well' During Stressful Divorce

    "Jersey Shore" star Angelina Pivarnick said in an Instagram post that she is "not doing well." She says that "stress is definitely a killer."
    By David Wetzel
  • jail
    NEWS

    Two Inmates At New Jersey All-Women's Prison Pregnant After Consensual Sex With Transgender Prisoners: Report

    Two inmates at New Jersey's all-women's prison, Edna Maha Correctional Facility in Clinton are pregnant after sex with transgender prisons, according to report.
    By David Wetzel
  • riverside
    TRUE CRIME

    California High School Teacher Who Allegedly Committed 'Lewd Acts' With Student Arrested: Report

    A California high school teacher who is accused of committing lewd acts with a male student has been arrested, The investigation is continuing.
    By David Wetzel
  • bynes
    GOSSIP

    Amanda Bynes' 'Diamonds' Hip Hop Song With Fiancé Paul Michael Resurfaces Post-Conservatorship

    Amanda Bynes' hip hop single "Diamonds" featuring her fiancé, Paul Michael, has resurfaced after she posted it to her Instagram account Wednesday.
    By David Wetzel
  • bartow
    TRUE CRIME

    Georgia Man Who Police Say Raped And Impregnated 12-Year-Old Girl Arrested: Report

    A Georgia man who police say molested, raped and impregnated a 12-year-old girl was arrested by Adairsville police on Wednesday. He is facing multiple charges.
    By David Wetzel
  • gillian
    Celebrity

    Gillian Anderson Calls Meeting Bill Clinton 'The Most Miraculous Thing In The World'

    Actress Gillian Anderson talked about meeting Bill Clinton and experiencing his famous handshake with Jimmy Kimmel to talk about "The First Lady."
    By David Wetzel
  • kim
    GOSSIP

    Baby Fever? Kim Kardashian Hints She's Ready To Have More Kids As Pete Davidson Relationship Heats Up

    Kim Kardashian, one of the stars of the show "Kardashians," hinted in an interview with Access that she may not be done having kids. She's dating Pete Davidson.
    By David Wetzel
  • wardrop
    TRUE CRIME

    Michigan Substitute Teacher Who Asked Minors For Explicit Photos Arrested: Police

    A Michigan substitute teacher who police say was asking minors for nude photos online has been arrested and charged with several child sex crimes.
    By David Wetzel
  • screenshot
    TRUE CRIME

    Mother Says She Spotted Son On TV After Reporting Him Missing Last Year In Mississippi

    A woman who says she is the mother of a boy featured on a TV broadcast reuniting with his dog said he went missing in 2021 and she first saw him again on TV.
    By David Wetzel
  • simpson
    Celebrity

    She's Back! Jessica Simpson Flaunts Incredible Beach Body On Vacation In Cabo After Dropping 100 Pounds

    Singer and actress Jessica Simpson showed off her newly chiseled body in Cabo San Lucas this week via Instagram. She says she recently lost 100 pounds.
    By David Wetzel
  • rodriguez
    TRUE CRIME

    Woman Arrested In Connection To Dunkin' Donuts Murder

    A Brooklyn woman whose boyfriend fatally shot a Jamaican immigrant over a dispute in Dunkin' Donuts has been arrested in connection to the incident.
    By David Wetzel
  • mark wahlberg still has prosthetic boogie nights
    OMG!

    Odd Souvenir: Mark Wahlberg Reveals He Still Has Bedroom Prosthetic He Wore in 'Boogie Nights'

    Actor Mark Wahlburg told Ellen DeGeneres that he kept the prosthetic penis he wore in Boogie Nights. He says he has it looked away in a safe.
    By David Wetzel
  • louis ck
    GOSSIP

    Woman Who Accused Louis C.K. Of Sexual Misconduct Laments His Grammy Win: Report

    One of the woman who accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct lamented the comedian's Grammy win during an interview with news outlet Variety.
    By David Wetzel
  • missing
    TRUE CRIME

    Florida 15-Year-Old Missing After Telling Friend She Was Being Followed On Way To School: Report

    A Florida 15-year-old girl is missing after she told a friend she was being followed on the way to school. She failed to show up at her Port St. Lucie school.
    By David Wetzel
  • kyiv
    TRUE CRIME

    Ukraine Reports Finding More Than 1,200 Bodies Found In Kyiv After Russian Troops' Withdrawal From Region: Report

    Ukraine officials report finding more than 1,200 bodies in Kyiv after Russia's retreat. The country also named more than 500 war crime suspects.
    By David Wetzel
  • chapman
    TRUE CRIME

    Florida Caretaker Who Allegedly Put 4-Year-Old In Laundry Dryer And Turned On Machine Arrested: Report

    A Florida woman was arrested Saturday after police say she put a 4-year-old boy in a laundry dryer and started the machine. The boy was injured.
    By David Wetzel
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